Charli XCX lands at #8 with her minor summer hit ‘Boys’, while Selena Gomez (‘Bad Liar‘) ties for the 9th spot with Future (‘Mask Off’). Gomez’s ‘Bad Liar’ has emerged as one of my favorite 2017 songs.
We have two more repeats at #12 and #13 of Billboard’s chart this week, Major Lazer’s ‘Cold Water’ and Shawn Mendes’ ‘Treat You Better,’ respectively. In the 14th spot is a cut by rapper Future, with an assist by Drake.
‘Used to This’ is a horrible song. Lyrically, it’s inane selg-congratulatory crap. How many times can rap artists brag about money and cars before they realize it’s ridiculous? Or is there some deep irony at work here that I’m missing?
‘Jumpman’ is a collaboration with rapper Future that takes its title from Nike’s Michael Jordan logo.
In the 15th spot is Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me,’ which should make Tom Petty happy, as he was recently awarded a songwriting credit on the popular track due to its similarity to ‘Won’t Back Down.’